EAROPH aims to consolidate and continually promote the provision of better quality of life, housing and planning in the Asian, Australasia and Paciﬁc region. The EAROPH region has been acknowledged as the most dynamic in the world in terms of economic growth, magnitude of urbanization, population size and ethnic diversity…
AND ENERGY ISSUES;
|Sustainable land-use, planning, and management;|
|The enhancement of local and bio-regional identities and cultural values;|
|The promotion of education systems which are appropriate for the evolving communities;|
|The promotion of sustainable construction industry activities;|
WITH THE LAUNCHING OF THE
LANGKAWI STRATEGIC PLAN IN 1996, EAROPH’ HAS REDEFINED ITS ROLE AND GOALS. THESE ARE:
|To consolidate and promote expertise in Human Settlements in the EAROPH Region|
|To provide a forum for continuous collaboration between governments, private sectors and people in addressing Human Settlements issues|
|To promote personal professional development of its members|
|To provide expert technical support for members|
|To provide expert technical consultancy services on a commercial basis|
|To facilitate the exchange of information, experiences, ideas and insights among members|
|To foster links with organisations with similar interests in other regions|
The Eastern Regional Organisation for Planning and Housing (EAROPH) was founded at its ﬁrst Congress help in New Delhi, India in 1956, at a time when emerging nations of the third world were beginning to realise the importance of their socio/cultural identities and traditional values. Rapid pace of development, particularly in Asia, stimulated debates on many issues -not least of these were the subjects of urban planning and housing for the masses. Concerned professionals of various disciplines concurred that these were matters which would be best handled by those who were culturally in-tune with the countries involved -an ideal upon which EAROPH’ s foundation was laid.
EAROPH was ofﬁcially inaugurated under its new constitution at the second EAROPH International Congress in Tokyo, Japan in 1960 and gained its NGO status from the United Nations (UN) through its then parent organization, the International Federal of Housing and Planning (IFHP).
The EAROPH region covers all countries in Asia, Australasia and the Pacific region. The EAROPH Secretariat was moved from New Delhi, India to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 1978.